Research Handbook on Chinese Environmental Law

Research Handbooks in Environmental Law series

Edited by Qin Tianbao, Wuhan University, China

This Handbook provides a comprehensive review of the salient content and major developments of environmental law in transitional China. The core concepts, basic mechanisms and key challenges of Chinese environmental law are discussed, extending the frontier of understanding in this fundamental area. Previous knowledge of Chinese environmental law is built upon, taking into consideration the concerns of how to face environmental issues in the context of economic growth. Readers will gain an in-depth understanding of the nuances of environmental law in China from this extensive overview.

'The newly amended Environmental Protection Law of PRC (2014) indicates the prominence of law and its key role in the development of environmental management and protection in China. At the same time, interest in Chinese environmental law is growing as China begins to play an increasingly important role in economic and environmental affairs globally. This Research Handbook provides a comprehensive and precise introduction to the environmental law of China and is an accessible and useful guide.'
– Wang Xi, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

‘This Research Handbook contains a profound systematic analysis of the amazing development of contemporary Chinese environmental law and its contribution to tackling the many environmental problems China is confronting. It provides foreign readers with unique access to the various branches of Chinese environmental law including the relevant law-making, administrative and judicial institutions, identifying still-existing gaps, regulatory deficiencies, implementation problems and reform needs. The Research Handbook reflects the high academic quality of the younger generation of Chinese environmental lawyers.’
– Eckard Rehbinder, Goethe University, Germany

2015 480 pp Hardback 978 0 85793 141 2 £144.00 £160.00 $208.80 $232.00

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